Seems like all the great shows are calling it quits or getting the axe. Whether it’s The Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars and to some degree Lost (thankfully we’ve got three more seasons with them) geeks everywhere can add one more show to the list.
Sci Fi channels cult classic and critical darling Battlestar Galactica will end after next season’s 22 episode run. It’ll kick off with a two-hour Pegassus flashback movie of sorts and will presumably end with the discovery of Earth. Intriguingly enough will be the running subplot of last season’s cliffhanger when it was discovered that The Cheif, Colonel Ty, Sam Anders and the new publicist for the President were all in fact Cylons.
Exec producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick issued a joint statement saying it was their decision to end the series.
“This show was always meant to have a beginning, a middle and, finally, an end,” producers said. “Over the course of the last year, the story and the characters have been moving strongly toward that end, and we’ve decided to listen to those internal voices and conclude the show on our own terms.”
Producers promised to end the show “with a bang.”
Though it will be sadly missed around these parts, we’re in agreement that it’s always best to go out on creatively on top. Or with a bang. Either way.
The good news for David Eick is he’ll be taking over showrunning duties for NBC’s buzzed about Bionic Woman remake/update. Hopefully he’ll do for that show what he did for Battlestar Galactica. Check out NBC’s pilot preview. Which also happens to star Katie Sackoff (Starbuck) as the original bionic woman. Is it just us or is this a poorly put together preview. Seems like the sounds off or just not handled correctly?